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Black Sheep YA Imprint Featured in Publishers Weekly

Claire Kirch at Publishers Weekly has written an article that features Akashic’s new Black Sheep YA imprint. From the article: “Emphasizing that Black Sheep titles will respect the conventions in YA literature—there not be excessive sex, profanity, or violence—and that they will appeal to ‘reluctant readers’ as well as to readers looking for books that […]

Girls Against Boys Release New Single, Launch Summer 2013 Tour

We are beyond delighted to announce the much-anticipated return of everyone’s favorite NYC noise rock band, Girls Against Boys!! Listen to “It’s a Diamond Life,” the new single from Girls Against Boys, free on Soundcloud! GVSB (which features Akashic publisher Johnny Temple on bass) kick off their summer 2013 tour tomorrow, May 2nd, at the […]

SALE: Staten Island Noir only $2.99 at iTunes

Apple’s iTunes store is featuring Edgar Award nominees at discounted prices for a limited time. This includes Akashic’s own Staten Island Noir, edited by Patricia Smith, which is being offered for only $2.99! Click here to take advantage of this special offer. Staten Island Noir completes the Noir Series tour of the world’s noirest city. […]

First Chapters: Preston L. Allen’s Every Boy Should Have a Man

Today we’re featuring an excerpt from Preston L. Allen‘s forthcoming novel, Every Boy Should Have a Man. Every Boy Should Have a Man, which Kirkus Reviews hails as “a nimble fable whose bold narrative experiment is elevated by its near-biblical language and affectionate embrace of our inherent flaws,” tells the story of an earth in […]

Weekly roundup for 4/19/13

Every Friday, the Akashic team highlights industry news, reviews, and features from around the web. This week’s roundup comes to you from Akashic publicist Kate Bogden and intern Deanna Hoffmann.

Ian F. Svenonius Rocks Coachella with The Make-Up

Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group author Ian Svenonius and his band The Make-Up performed this past weekend at Coachella 2013. “I haven’t had this much fun at a show since I saw the Make-up perform at Bowery Ballroom back in 1998. Yes, Ian, you are still one of my all-time favorites,” […]

Go the F*** to the Movie Theater

The news that Fox 2000 is adapting Go the Fuck to Sleep into a feature-length film, penned by husband-and-wife screenwriting duo Ken Marino (The State, Wanderlust, Role Models, Children’s Hospital) and Erica Oyama (Burning Love) is setting off a media firestorm . . .